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Offline topari

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Shed find DT250B
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:58:39 PM »
Found this for next to nothing. Needs a bit of work.


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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 06:30:27 PM »
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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »
That's brought back some memories, my brother had one of these when we were kids.
It was a good bike if a bit heavy, are you going to rescue it ?

Rich.

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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 08:36:11 PM »
I rode the DT250B we it came out! Heavy yes. I will rescue it and get either club reg or rec reg. I live in Victoria. The bike has been sitting in a shed for 18 years. Electrical problems exhausted the owners interest. Most of the rust is superficial. Early testing indicates a leaking case seal. The seat is non-standard. I might be creative and fabricate something different.

Thanks for the interest. Tom

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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 09:38:04 PM »
Nice find.
That should keep you busy and poor for a while!

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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 08:00:56 AM »
They needed to be heavy, to compress the suspension 😁
My first bike was a 250A. Pretty much the same except paint. I got a DT2 now as a bit of a novelty vinduro mount.
What goes up must come down, unless you broke a 'rod 😞

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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 08:59:47 PM »
I can remember polishing these bikes on a Saturday in the showroom at the bike dealership where my Dad worked.

This is my Dad's boss, Graham Newport...... Check out the flared trousers !



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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 01:40:14 AM »
Like 😊
I even know where it was taken  ;D
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Re: Shed find DT250B
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 09:34:32 AM »
So far so good. Engine was seized. Three days of kero mixed with brake fluid released the motor. Piston and bore in excellent condition. Oil pump working. Need to make a new wiring loom. Cheaper than seeing a shrink.